A Glimpse of Heaven: Through the Eyes of

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Simon and Schuster, 2 oct. 2007 - 240 pages
What is heaven? What really happens when our days here on earth come to an end?

Heaven is referred to by different names: paradise, eternity, the afterlife, the new Jerusalem, resurrection. Throughout the ages Christians have wondered about it, longed for it, inquired into it, meditated on it, preached about it, and written about it in poems and songs. Some of these "wonderings" are gathered in this remarkable collection of varied passages from Christians across the centuries and from all walks of life. Brief biographies of the contributors are also included, making this book a rich resource. After reading A Glimpse of Heaven, you will yearn for the blessings of heaven.

"Not even the most learned philosopher or theologian knows what it is going to be like. But there is one thing which the simplest Christian knows -- it is going to be all right. Somewhere, somewhen, somehow we who are worshiping God here will wake up to see Him as He is, and face to face."
-- John Baillie (1886-1960)

"What a pleasure is there in the heavenly kingdom, without fear of death; and how lofty and perpetual a happiness with eternity of living!"
-- Cyprian (200-258)

"The death incident is merely a passage from earth life, from the womb that has contained you until now, into the marvelous newness of heaven life."
-- Joseph Bayly, Heaven, 1977

The Bible may only give us glimpses into eternity, but we can be sure of one thing: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9). From the literary and poetic to the humorous and scholarly, these classic and contemporary reflections offer a glorious wide-angled view of heaven -- full of insight, truth, hope, worship, and utter anticipation! This book will focus on the hope of every believer and will comfort every heart.
 

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Persuaded of a Future Life Athenagoras second century
5
To Die Is Gain R C Sproul 1988
11
Longing for Home Don Piper 2000
17
A Dazzling Sight Matthew Prior circa 1700
23
The Glory of Paradise Peter Damiani eleventh century
29
The Heavenly Majesty John Bunyan1688
35
Drawn to Heaven Johann Matthaus Meyfart1626
41
Cannot Lose Edna Dean Proctor circa 1870
47
Husband and Wife in Heaven? George MacDonald 1880
112
Gods Entourage John Gilmore1989
117
The Shining Ones John Bunyan1678 12 3
126
An Eternal Inheritance John F MacArthur1996
132
Comforts in Heaven J C Ryle midnineteenth century 36
140
Eternity Magnifies Our Joys Thomas Traherne circa 1650 47
149
Heaven Martin De Haan 2007
155
O Jerusalem Hildegard of Bingen twelfth century
157

A Softer Paradise Shirley Anne Leonard 2002
54
A Place Prepared Eliza E Hewitt1898
60
Drawn Home to Heaven E M Bounds 1921
67
Are We Home Yet? Joseph M Stowell 1995
74
What Will Our Bodies Be Like? J Oswald Sanders1993
81
The Spiritual Body R C Sprouli988
87
To Be with Christ Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1859
93
Reunion in Heaven Charles Wesley1759
99
They Serve in Fuller Life William C Piggott1915
106
Earth and Heaven Unite in Praise Attributed
165
Bless the Lord for His Saints William Walsham How1864
171
Union of the Soul with God Francis de Sales 1616
177
Unending Praise Isaac Watts 1719
184
No Regret in Heaven L L Hamline midnineteenth century
190
Living under Heaven M Craig Barnes1997
196
The Truly Rich Jill Briscoe 1991
202
Mastering Our Fear of Death William Gurnall 1662
208
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